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#1 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

This photograph is interesting to me because when I went through all the shots I took during last August’s month long canoe trip, this one completely slipped through the cracks – I didn’t even mark it as one to work on.  Lately, however, I have been taking a different approach to my photography.  Instead of looking for the interesting object to take a picture of I’m looking for the play of light (and shadow.)  In a way, this photograph was just luck.  I was shooting the sunset but what makes it work (to the extent it does) is the play of light on the rocks in the foreground.  In that regard, I’m pleased with it.  I would be open to any feedback on the four C’s – composition, contrast, clarity and colour.

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:22 AM

I really like this a lot Kerry. Really great capture of light shining on the foreground rocks, which results in all that texture showing. And that mid-ground water looks velvety and sumptuous. What speed? Then the background sun and clouds: nice starburst and clouds. Good diagonal lines too. I give it an "A" for each of those "C's"!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:01 AM

Kerry, you are definitely skilled at photographing interesting sun interactions with your environment.  Nothing to four - C here.  No sticks, no distractions, clear fore/mid and background.  Beautiful sunset! 


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:33 AM

I suspect photography is all about the way light plays on any subject(s) more than the subject matter it`s self, even when just creating a record of the run of drain pipes in the ground..(-:

 

I like your image a LOT as it has everything I might hope to capture in such a location. I suspect with more PP or merging bracketed images/ HDR you could perhaps provide more detail in the shadows in the distant trees, but then I have no skill to that level in PP myself.... Yet..(-:



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:02 AM

Remarkable photo.

I love the play of light on the water waves and on the "waves" in the rock.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

I really like this a lot Kerry. Really great capture of light shining on the foreground rocks, which results in all that texture showing. And that mid-ground water looks velvety and sumptuous. What speed? Then the background sun and clouds: nice starburst and clouds. Good diagonal lines too. I give it an "A" for each of those "C's"!

Thanks for your feedback.  Appreciated.  The settings: ISO 640, 14mm, f/22, 1/60 sec - the higher ISO is because I wanted to go to f/22 to catch the starburst but 640 really isn't an issue for most digital cameras these days.


Kerry, you are definitely skilled at photographing interesting sun interactions with your environment.  Nothing to four - C here.  No sticks, no distractions, clear fore/mid and background.  Beautiful sunset! 

Thanks.  But getting all the bases covered before depressing the shutter still seems as much luck as skill at this point.


I suspect photography is all about the way light plays on any subject(s) more than the subject matter it`s self, even when just creating a record of the run of drain pipes in the ground..(-:

 

I like your image a LOT as it has everything I might hope to capture in such a location. I suspect with more PP or merging bracketed images/ HDR you could perhaps provide more detail in the shadows in the distant trees, but then I have no skill to that level in PP myself.... Yet..(-:

Thanks for the feedback, geedee.


Remarkable photo.

I love the play of light on the water waves and on the "waves" in the rock.

Much appreciated, Rod.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

I like the image, The light reflecting off the wet rock in the foreground works in this one and the splashing water adds to it as well. The sunlight looks slightly overexposed and washed out on my monitor. 



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:45 PM

That's nice work!

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

That's nice work!

 

David

Thanks David.






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